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April 30, 2012 The road to Rio+20: how has the UN process developed? - video

Source: The Guardian

From the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 to this June's conference, how has the UN summit process evolved? Sustainability pioneers reflect on the shift of focus from the environment to sustainable development and discuss how business...

April 30, 2012 Wind farms affect local weather

Source: BBC News

Wind farms can affect weather in their immediate locality, raising night-time temperatures on the ground, researchers working in Texas have shown.

April 29, 2012 Va. study makes economic case for renewable energy

Source: BusinessWeek

Pursuing a portfolio of renewable power sources such as solar, biomass and wind power to satisfy Virginia's energy appetite through 2035 would create tens of thousands more jobs than relying on either coal or natural gas, a...

April 19, 2012 Africa: Greening Continent's Future

Source: All Africa

The 4th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF), this year in Addis Ababa, opened its doors today to over 1,000 registered participants from across the globe to foster a discussion on climate change and carbon finance in Africa. The message...

April 18, 2012 E15 ethanol is a viable alternative to regular gas

Source: Kansas City Star

Today's ethanol industry probably doesn't look anything like most people imagine Richard Childress, the owner of a NASCAR racing team, writes in support of E15 ethanol as an alternative fuel. “It’s not a guy in a seed...

April 18, 2012 Obama may not attend Rio Earth Summit, administration official says

Source: Washington Post

For months foreign leaders and environmentalists have wondered whether President Obama would attend a landmark U.N. conference slated for late June, known as the “Rio+20 Summit.”

April 18, 2012 US solar firm cuts 30% of global workforce

Source: AP

WASHINGTON — US solar energy firm First Solar said Tuesday it would cut 30 percent of its global workforce due to Europe's financial woes, scaling back operations in Germany and Malaysia.

April 16, 2012 How green is my EV'

Source: Brisbane Times

Electric car buyers are realising that two identical electric cars can produce very different results for the environment.

April 16, 2012 A Billion Acts of Green


The Earth Day Network is hosting "A Billion Acts of Green" in 2012. The goal is to register one billion environmentally friendly actions in advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development happening in Rio de...

April 16, 2012 Celebrate Earth Day 2012 with your family


Earth Day is on April 22, 2012. We can all thank Former U.S. Senator and Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) for this celebration. It was his frustration with fellow politicians not being interested in bringing the...

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